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Value of game-based learning on the rise

More thought has been given to educational game design in recent years, boosting their utility in the classroom. Modern educational games are more engaging and align with a variety of learning standards, often presenting students with practical situations that also require them to employ “soft skills” like critical thinking, teamwork or empathy.

And game-based learning isn’t just for kids, either. Higher ed has seen a rise in “serious gaming,” which puts college students in scenarios where they must practice the skills they’re learning in a consequence-free environment.

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